Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response

The Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response Fund is a partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund and Centre for The Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST), with support from the Catalyst network. The £5m fund is now open for applications, aimed at organisations in England whose work has been affected by Covid-19 and who need emergency funding to continue to deliver essential services.

The funding will support organisations to develop their digital, data and design capabilities that allow them to address urgent issues and serve the most vulnerable. Emergency funding of up to £60k is available to nonprofits in England that are committed to proactively sharing learnings with other organisations in their networks.

They are particularly interested in applications from user-led organisations and organisations led by and for marginalised communities and those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis (particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic; Deaf and Disabled; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and/or women-led groups). 

There are two strands to the fund - discovery and development. Application deadlines:

  • 7th September 2020, 5pm (Discovery Programme)

  • 20th September 2020, 5pm (Development Programme)

Find out more and apply here.

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